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  • Ukraine Says It Regained Control of Airport in East VOA 27 May 2014 -- After a day of punishing air strikes and fierce fighting with pro-Russia separatist gunmen, Ukraine said on Tuesday that it had regained control of Donetsk airport.
  • US Ambassador: Russia's Hand in Ukraine Hard to Deny VOA 27 May 2014 -- As the uprising in eastern Ukraine intensifies, the Russian government's involvement is becoming harder to deny, the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine said Tuesday.
  • Ban welcomes 'generally peaceful' polls in Ukraine, expresses alarm at fresh violence in east UN News Centre 27 May 2014 -- While welcoming the "generally peaceful" nature of Ukraine's weekend presidential elections, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today expressed concern that eligible voters in some parts of the county's crisis torn eastern region were not allowed to participate in the national poll.
  • Dozens of Militants Killed in Battle for Donetsk Airport VOA 27 May 2014 -- After a day of punishing air strikes and fierce fighting with pro-Russian separatist gunmen, Ukraine said on Tuesday that it had regained control of the Donetsk airport.
  • Russia ready for consultations with Kiev on border issues - Russian Foreign Ministry VoR 27 May 2014 -- Moscow is ready for consultations with Kiev on state border issues, as was previously requested by Ukraine, but would like to understand first what problems they suggest discussing, a Russian deputy foreign minister Grigory Karasin said Tuesday. 'Such a meeting is possible in principle. [But] it is important to understand what the Ukrainian authorities mean by requesting such consultations. If we get clarifications on this, such a meeting will be possible,' Karasin said.
  • National Guard loses up to five people in operation in southeast - Ukraine's Interior Ministry VoR 27 May 2014 -- The losses of the National Guard amounted to up to five people throughout the entire forceful operation in southeastern Ukraine, the Interior Ministry said.
  • Donetsk clashes: up to 50 people died, more than 100 injured in massive punitive operation VoR 27 May 2014 -- Fatalities may reach 100 people in a punitive operation active stage of which Ukrainian law enforcement agencies started in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk on Monday,Chairman of the Supreme Council presidium of the Donetsk People's Republic Denis Pushilin reported to TASS news agency on Tuesday. He added that there were up to 50 civilians among the victims. Earlier, Donetsk mayor Alexander Lukyanchenko said that 40 people were killed in fighting on May 26.
  • Kiev should immediately stop using army against Ukraine population - Moscow VoR 27 May 2014 -- Stopping the use of the Armed Forces against the civilian population of Ukraine will become an 'endurance test' for the Kiev authorities, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said. 'Immediately stopping the use of the army against the population and ending any violence by all sides is the top priority task and 'endurance test' for the Kiev authorities,' he said at a press conference in Moscow on Tuesday, Interfax reports.
  • Ukraine Forces Retake Airport, Fighting Goes On In Donetsk RFE/RL 27 May 2014 -- Reports say sporadic fighting is continuing on the outskirts of the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, a day after heavy clashes in which dozens of pro-Russian separatists were reported killed.
  • Putin Demands End To Ukraine Offensive As Dozens Reported Killed RFE/RL 27 May 2014 -- Russian President Vladimir Putin has called for an immediate end to what he called the Ukrainian government's 'punitive' military operation in the east, after dozens were reported killed in a day of fighting in the eastern city of Donetsk.
  • Putin Moves Crimean Parliamentary Election Forward RIA Novosti 27 May 2014 -- Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree announcing that an election for members of Crimea's and Sevastopol's legislative assembly planned for next year will instead be held on September 14.
  • Kiev Sees no Need for State of Emergency in Eastern Ukraine RIA Novosti 27 May 2014 -- Ukrainian First Deputy Prime Minister Vitaliy Yarema said Tuesday that there was no need to declare a state of emergency in Eastern Ukraine where military operations are currently under way.
  • Putin Calls for End to Violence, Urges Dialogue in Ukraine RIA Novosti 27 May 2014 -- Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the situation in Ukraine in a phone conversation with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi on Tuesday, calling for an end to violence in the crisis-hit country, the Kremlin said Tuesday.
  • Ukraine Resumes Special Operation in Country's East RIA Novosti 27 May 2014 -- Ukrainian troops have resumed the Kiev authorities' special operation in the east of the country, which had been suspended for Sunday's presidential election, acting Deputy Prime Minister Vitaliy Yarema said Tuesday.
  • Nearly 100 Killed in Monday's Donetsk Hostilities – Federalists RIA Novosti 27 May 2014 -- Over 50 members of local self-defense forces and nearly the same number of civilians were killed in clashes on Monday with pro-Kiev troops in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, the prime minister of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic said Tuesday.
  • Kiev Asks Russia to Pay $1Bln for Gas Left in Crimea Storage RIA Novosti 27 May 2014 -- Ukraine has asked Russia to pay $1 billion for 2 billion cubic meters of natural gas stored at an underground facility belonging to Crimea's Black Sea oil and gas company Chernomorneftegaz, Acting Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said Tuesday.
  • Kiev to Pay Debt for Russian Gas After Fixing $268 Price for Further Deliveries RIA Novosti 27 May 2014 -- Ukraine is ready to pay its debt to Russia for gas deliveries only after securing a price of $268 per thousand cubic meters for future supplies, Finance Minister Oleksander Shlapak said Tuesday.
  • Thai Military Detains Ex-Cabinet Minister VOA 27 May 2014 -- Thailand's ruling military has detained a minister in the ousted government, minutes after he denounced last week's coup as illegitimate.
  • Thailand's Junta Targets Outspoken Academics and Activists VOA 27 May 2014 -- Thailand's junta has summoned and detained activists and academics in the week it assumed power in a coup. The military says it is carrying out a reform agenda aimed at solving the country's more than six month long political impasse.
  • Egypt Extends Presidential Vote After Low Turnout VOA 27 May 2014 -- Egypt's election commission has extended the presidential poll by one day in an effort to increase voter turnout in an election that is widely expected to bring former army chief Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to power.
  • Sextet must enter nuclear talks with realism: Zarif Iran Press TV 27 May 2014 -- Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has advised the six world powers to enter talks with Tehran over its nuclear energy program "with seriousness and realism."
  • Zarif-Ashton talks in Istanbul long but useful: Araqchi Iran Press TV 27 May 2014 -- Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and EU foreign policy chief, Catherine Ashton, held "long but useful" talks over Tehran's nuclear energy program in the Turkish city of Istanbul, a senior Iranian negotiator says.
  • Iran confirms two MERS cases in sisters from Kerman Iran Press TV 27 May 2014 -- Iran's Health Ministry says it has detected two confirmed cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Corona-Virus (MERS-CoV) in the country's Kerman Province.
  • Iran confirms first two cases of MERS deadly virus VoR 27 May 2014 -- Iranian officials say they have confirmed the country's first two cases of MERS, a deadly virus first reported two years ago in Saudi Arabia, its neighbor on the western side of the Gulf, that is according to Reuters.
  • China Focus: Report slams 'unscrupulous' U.S. surveillance over world, China People's Daily 27 May 2014 -- A Chinese Internet information body has complained of 'unscrupulous' surveillance by U.S. intelligence agencies over the rest of the world, and called for an immediate cessation of the practice.
  • Snowden has a lot to say about US bulk surveillance on Germans VoR 27 May 2014 -- Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden has new information to share with a German parliamentary inquiry investigating US surveillance and he believes all Germans' rights were violated, he hass told a German magazine, Reuters reports.
  • Indian, Pakistani Leaders Hold Landmark Talks VOA 27 May 2014 -- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has urged his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif to crack down on militancy during their talks in New Delhi.
  • N Korea warns US over village activities Iran Press TV 27 May 2014 -- North Korea has warned the Unites States that recent "provocative" activities in a truce village at the inter-Korean border could lead to "catastrophic" military clashes.
  • Tajik Mullah's Remarks On Jihad Spark War Of Words RFE/RL 27 May 2014 -- A video has appeared on the Internet that purports to show a Tajik militant in Syria condemning a pro-government mullah's stance on the issue of jihad.



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